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VESC may or not be broken, need help


#1

Hi there, I’m very close to completing my board, the my VESC isn’t cooperating.
I’ll start by giving some basic information.

Enertion VESC (ordered about a month ago, received 2 weeks ago)
Motor:
http://alienpowersystem.com/shop/brushless-motors/alien-5065-outrunner-brushless-motor-270kv-2200wa/

Batery: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__8851__ZIPPY_Flightmax_3000mAh_3S1P_20C.html
(I know these batteries won’t last long, but my priority is for them to take the least amount of space possible since I have a pretty flexy deck.

Now, for the actual question.

Whenever I try to do my motor detection it doesn’t work (The motor does actually nudge a bit when I power it, it also nudges during motor detection)
and when I go to the realtime data tab and I try to use my remote I get the infamous ‘drv8302’ fault.

This is the way i have my VESC connected to my motor, I know this is not at all an optimal connection, but I have no proper connectors yet (i’ll just solder everything in place when I know it works)
nor do I have access to any connectors atm, since I pretty much drained my bank account by buying all the parts (I guess some of you know the feeling? :D)

Could this be causing the issues I’m having, or is the VESC faulty for sure?

Also, has anyone ever used the motor I’m using, I haven’t found the perfect settings yet as the settings could probably be causing the issues aswell I suppose.

I’d really like to get some help since I’m looking forward to riding this board A LOT.

Thanks guys


#2

Drv chip needs to be replaced. Contact enertion support. They’ll probably tell you to buy the 1 year warranty, then send it to be repaired (they might just send you a new one instead)


#3

Did you set your motor step ramp value before doing the motor detection? I’ve been seeing a lot of problems with that value defaulting to 50 and also writing x10 the value to the vesc.